The Sacramento Fire Department battled a landfill fire at Florin Perkins and Fruitridge roads in Sacramento on Sunday afternoon.
Crews arrived to find two large piles with heavy flames.
Once a water supply was established, crews went on the offensive in an effort to stop the fire from spreading.
While no structures were threatened, officials were concerned with air quality because of the high winds.
Fire crews are advising that anyone who is downwind from the fire avoid the area and stay indoors.
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